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Re: What is missing for building "real" services?

From: Justin Uberti <juberti@google.com>
Date: Wed, 15 Jan 2014 14:51:04 -0800
Message-ID: <CAOJ7v-3OxdGdZxOhu52eJUxE3dG_bm0AFNmOynbJCk9U92=pEA@mail.gmail.com>
To: "piranna@gmail.com" <piranna@gmail.com>
Cc: Tsahi Levent-Levi <tsahi.leventlevi@gmail.com>, public-webrtc <public-webrtc@w3.org>
On Wed, Jan 15, 2014 at 2:35 PM, piranna@gmail.com <piranna@gmail.com>wrote:

> > WebRTC works great on a webpage, but not in websites. This means that it
> > makes perfect sense to use it in SPAs (single page application), but if I
> > want to embed it into a website (an ecommerce one for example) - it is
> far
> > from easy - the moment the user leaves the page in favor of another one -
> > the call drops.
> > This causes a lot of vendors offering click-to-call services that get
> > embedded into websites to open up the video/audio session in a separate
> > browser window, which then doesn't float around. The experience you get
> is
> > broken due to that.
> >
> > Fixing this by having a way for the service to express the fact that it
> > wishes to maintain WebRTC sessions across web pages within the same
> domain -
> > or in any other way - will imrpove usability.
> >
> This could be fixed when browsers add support to create PeerConnection
> objects on SharedWorkers, but unluckily there's no specification
> regarding this... :-(
>

Even if PeerConnection did work in SharedWorkers, it wouldn't survive a
navigation, at least AFAICT:
http://stackoverflow.com/questions/9336774/do-shared-web-workers-persist-across-a-single-page-reload-link-navigation


>
> > On a similar note, it would be nice to be able to float the video on top
> of
> > the screen - not the browser window, but the whole desktop (and mobile).
> > This enables looking at things in parallel to the conference and still
> > having context or the ability to see the people you are talking to.
> >
> This can be achieved just by putting the video web page on another window.
>
>
> --
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>
>
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